I Dream of Wires release party scheduled in Berlin on July 28, featuring a
screening of the film, followed by a live performance by the legendary Morton
Subotnick, his first live performance in Germany since 2011!
There will also be an audience Q&A with Subotnick + IDOW's director Robert Fantinatto.
See below for the full press release.
Capacity is limited - reserve your tickets:
DVD and VOD Coming Soon
USA (distribution First Run Features):
iTunes: July 21 / DVD: August 4
EU/UK/International (distribution Monoduo Films):
iTunes + Vimeo On Demand: August 10 / DVD: August 4
Canada (distribution KinoSmith):
iTunes: August 4 / DVD: August 4
Japan (distribution Akari Films):
I Dream of Wires Screening
+ Morton Subotnick — Live A/V
July 28, 2015
To celebrate the August VOD/DVD release of I DREAM OF WIRES, the definitive and
acclaimed electronic music documentary about the rise, fall and rebirth of the
modular synthesizer, MONODUO FILMS and MOBILE KINO presents a very special
screening and electronic music event in Berlin.
On Tuesday July 28, following last year's festival premiere at Berlin Atonal,
I DREAM OF WIRES will receive it's first public screening in Berlin, followed
by a live performance by the legendary Morton Subotnick. Taking place at Babylon
Kino Berlin, Morton Subotnick, accompanied by his frequent collaborator, video
artist Lillevan, presents FROM SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON TO A SKY OF CLOUDLESS SULFUR
REVISITED: VI, marking Subotnick's first live appearance in Germany since 2011.
Rosa-Luxemburg-Str. 30, 10178 Berlin, Germany
28.07.2015 | 8PM
25€ at the Door
Morton Subotnick's contributions to electronic music cannot be overstated; as a founding member of the seminal San Francisco Tape Music Center, Subotnick played a key role in the conception and development of the influential Buchla modular synthesizer. Armed with his Buchla, Subotnick composed and recorded the landmark 1967 LP, SILVER APPLES OF THE MOON, widely regarded as a modern classic, and the first all-electronic music album to connect with popular music audiences. In
2010 SILVER APPLES was selected for the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress. Long considered one of the essential milestones in electronic music, it continues to have great effect on later generations of artists.
Subotnick's interview in I DREAM OF WIRES, alongside interviews with influential electronic musicians including Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, Carl Craig, James Holden and Vince Clarke, is pivotal in the film, and provides a revealing insight into this true electronic music visionary.
The film will be introduced by I DREAM OF WIRES' director Robert Fantinatto, who will also join Morton Subotnick for a post-screening Q&A. This July 28 event is more than just a celebration of the modular synthesizer; it's a rare opportunity to learn and experience the historical roots of electronic music.
I Dream of Wires' Confirmed Screenings
|La Gaîté Lyrique F.A.M.E. (Film & Music Experience> festival, Paris, France||Mar. 14|
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|Fine Arts Theater, Moogfest (international premiere / 2 screenings), Asheville NC, USA||Apr. 26-27|
|Society for Arts, CIMMfest, Chicago IL, USA||May 2|
|Bio Rio (European premiere), Stockholm, Sweden||May 9|
|Goethe-Institut, Forward Festival, Washington DC, USA||May 15|
|Inkonst, Malmö, Sweden||May 16|
|ICA, Together Fest, Boston MA, USA||May 18|
|Bratislava, Slovakia (Slovakian premiere)||May 25|
|PHI Centre, MUTEK festival (Canadian premiere / 3 screenings), Montreal QC, Canada||May 28-29|
|Sala6, SONAR festival (2 screenings), Barcelona, Spain||Jun. 13-14|
|Glenbow Museum, Sled Island Festival, Calgary AB, Canada||Jun. 19|
|Red Gallery, East End Film Festival (shared UK premiere), London, UK||Jun. 21|
|Heeley Institute, Sensoria festival (shared UK premiere), Sheffield, UK||Jun. 21|
|Downtown Independent (7-night run), Los Angeles CA, USA||Jun. 27-Jul. 3|
|Union Docs, Brooklyn NYC, USA||Jun. 28|
|NoveKino Przedwiosnie, Audioriver festival (Polish premiere), Plock, Poland||Jul. 26|
|Happy Yess, Warp festival (Australian premiere), Darwin, Australia||Aug. 2|
|Kraftwerk Berlin, Berlin Atonal festival (German premiere), Berlin, Germany||Aug. 20|
|Museum London, London ON, Canada||Aug. 22|
|Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto ON, Canada||Aug. 23|
|Alta Fidelidad festival (South American premiere), Bogotá, Colombia||Aug. 24|
|St. George's Church Brighton Digital festival, Brighton, UK||Sept. 9|
|Grand Illusion Cinema (7-night run), Seattle WA, USA||Sept. 19-25|
|Zuiderstrandtheater, TodaysArt festival (Dutch premiere), The Hague, Netherlands||Sept. 25-28|
|Ancienne Belgique (Belgian premiere), Brussels, Belgium||Sept. 28|
|The Clinton Street Theater, Portland OR, USA||Oct. 3|
|Arts Court Theatre, Ottawa ON, Canada||Oct. 8|
|Melkweg Cinema, Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE), Amsterdam, Netherlands||Oct. 15|
|Auditorium de l'EJMA, Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF) (Swiss premiere), Lausanne, Switzerland||Oct. 16|
|Centro Ático, Universidad Javeriana, MUTEK + In-Edit Colombia festival, Bogotá, Colombia||Oct. 16|
|Le Romandie, Lausanne Underground Film and Music Festival (LUFF), Lausanne, Switzerland||Oct. 19|
|DocLounge, Ekko Festival (Norwegian premiere), Bergen, Norway||Oct. 22|
|Le Théâtre Pierre-Frédéric Klos (French premiere), Metz, France||Oct. 25|
|Aribau Club 1, In-Edit festival, Barcelona, Spain||Oct. 28|
|Centro de Cultura Digital, MUTEK + In-Edit Mexico festival, Mexico City, Mexico||Oct. 30|
|Multisalas Sala 5, In-Edit festival, Barcelona, Spain||Oct. 30|
|Club To Club Festival (Italian premiere), Torino, Italy||Nov. 10|
|Gate Cinema, Cork Film Festival (Irish premiere), Cork, Ireland||Nov. 10|
|In-Edit NESCAFÉ festival (Chilean premiere), Santiago, Chile||Dec. 5|
|Porto Post Doc festival (Potugese premiere), Porto, Portugal||Dec. 13|
|Neues Kino (2 screenings), Basel, Switzerland||Dec. 18-19|
|London Short Film Festival (LSFF), London, UK||Jan. 9-18|
|Cinema & Kurbelkiste, Muenster, Germany||Jan. 19|
|Vera Zienema, Groningen, The Netherlands||Jan. 27|
I Dream of Wires is an independent documentary about the history, demise and resurgence of the modular synthesizer, featuring interviews with over 100 modular musicians, inventors and enthusiasts, including Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails), Gary Numan, Vince Clarke (Erasure), Morton Subotnick, Chris Carter (Throbbing Gristle), Daniel Miller, Carl Craig, Flood, Cevin Key (Skinny Puppy), James Holden, Factory Floor, Legowelt, Clark, John Foxx and Bernie Krause, as well as manufacturers and modular industry leaders Doepfer, Modcan and Make Noise.
Although April 26 will be the world premiere of I Dream of Wires' 96-minute theatrical cut (at Moogfest), a 4-hour Special Edition cut of the film, I Dream of Wires: Hardcore Edition, was released on DVD and Blu-Ray in late-2013 and has already become an underground, grassroots sensation amongst electronic musicians and fans with high profile reviews and coverage from the likes of NPR, Arte/Tracks, Pitchfork, The Wire and FACTmag. Despite it's imposing 4-hour length and ultra-niche target market, the Hardcore Edition ("for the hardcore modular synth and electronic music fanatics") has proven an independent hit. Now, stripped of the Hardcore Edition's techy excesses, I Dream of Wires' theatrical cut is set to bring the fascinating story of the modular synthesizer, a story driven by passionate and innovative people, to the masses. Additional screenings are being confirmed, with Chicago's CIMMfest and Boston's Together Festival on deck for theatrical stops for the film.
I Dream of Wires begins with an historical primer, exploring the early development of modular synthesizers from pioneering companies Moog Music Inc. and Buchla and Associates, right through to the near-extinction of these instruments, brought on by the introduction of portable, digital synthesizers in the '80s. From there, the rebirth of the modular synthesizer is retraced, leading into the phenomenal resurgence of the modular synthesizer. Along the way is some in-depth exploration of the passions, obsessions and dreams of people who have dedicated part of their lives to this esoteric electronic music machine. What started out as a "vintage-revival scene" in the '90s has grown into an underground phenomena with a growing market of modular obsessives craving ever more wild and innovative sounds and interfaces. Today, the modular synthesizer is no longer an esoteric curiosity or even a mere music instrument — it is an essential tool for radical new sounds and a bona fide subculture.
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